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Chris Bosh: ‘(Heat) are still the best team in the league.’

Jan 14, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

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From Chris Tomasson at Fox Sports Florida after Miami’s Friday night loss to the Nuggets:

ChrisBosh-“We’re still the best team in the league You’re going to have to go through things like this Things aren’t always going to go wellSat Jan 14 06:57:06 via web


One problem, Boshness. You’re not.

I had held the same belief as Bosh right up until Friday night. There are certainly qualifiers. The Heat played a brutal three-games-in-four-nights set. Overtime in Golden State, then a back-to-back against the Clippers in Los Angeles, a day off and then playing in Denver’s altitude. Dwyane Wade suffered a sprained ankle and had already been dealing with other injuries. But these excuses don’t change the real make up of the game, which was that Denver, a phenomenal team in its own right, simply out-executed the Heat all game long.

Gone is the improved offensive flow we saw in the first week of the season. Gone are the defensive rotations predicting where the ball would go and cutting off angles. Gone is the energy, gone are the highlights, gone are the league’s best record.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls absolutely plastered the Boston Celtics on their home floor Friday night. Much will be made of the Celtics’ comeback but in reality, the Bulls got complacent, the Celtics caught up for a minute… and then the Bulls ran them out of the building again, behind Derrick Rose‘s brilliance. The Bulls have had the most dominating performance of the season since an opening week set of struggles. This doesn’t mean that over the long run of the season, the Heat won’t prove to be better. This certainly doesn’t mean that the Bulls will best the Heat in the playoffs.

But as for right now, the Heat aren’t the best team in the league. Not even close.

  1. glink123 - Jan 16, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Heat blow. Spoelstra looks like a turd pusher.

  2. jimsjam33 - Jan 16, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Let’s get it straight Mr. Bosh . The Clippers are the best team i the NBA right now . Booya !

  3. africanballer - Jan 17, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Kurt Klein, Chris and all, quite talking, when the heat bounce back and win something like 5 or 6 in a row, all you writers will be back on the bandwagon kissin their behinds as usual

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